3 Reasons Why You Need Office Art & How to Choose it

Enter a dental surgery, a publishing house, a solicitor’s office…you name it – any place of business worth it’s salt will have art on the walls and there’s good reason for it.   There’s something about office art that really informs you about where you are and it’s power is often underestimated. It sets the scene- or alters it; it tells a company’s story and it evokes feelings of comfort,…

The Artist & Art Lovers Draw of Cornwall and St Mawes

Cornwall has been capturing the imagination of artists for centuries with its seascapes and coastlines, its stories and the extraordinary quality of its light inspiring the likes of Whistler and Turner who both visited and worked here in their heyday! But it was from the late 19th century that many other ‘big name’ artists followed suit and began flocking to Cornwall, which soon became a beacon for artists and art-lovers…

Jeremy Houghton Exhibition 19th-30th September 2017

Bringing the best of contemporary art to the Roseland Peninsula, we are thrilled to announce the official dates for our Jeremy Houghton exhibition, right here in St Mawes Gallery!   We have been big fans of Jeremy’s work for many years so when the opportunity arose to showcase some of his finest pieces, we couldn’t wait to share it! Whether representing dynamic sports moments, rural scenes or birds in flight,…

Choose Your Perfect Art: For The Kitchen

It’s said that the kitchen is the heart of a home and if yours is a place where good food is shared with good company, this is certainly true.   As a nation, we are spending more time in the kitchen, eating, talking and relaxing with friends and family - as well as creating the meals that fuel our lives. The farmhouse kitchen, (where people can congregate to talk, drink…

Choose Your Perfect Art: For The Living Room

Following on from our last art-buying blog ‘Choose Your Perfect Art: For The Bedroom’, in today’s blog we’ll be looking at expert tips on how you can choose the ideal piece (or pieces) of artwork to grace the most communal space in your home: The Living Room.   Perfectly placed artwork has the unique ability to completely transform a space, so making the right choice is paramount to getting the…

Choose Your Perfect Art: For The Bedroom

Buying art for your home is a wonderful experience, but choosing the perfect piece to fit in with both your décor and the feel of a room can be a challenge for those of us who aren’t professional curators.   But there are ways in which you can steer your attention to selecting the ideal painting, sculpture or whatever else might have caught your eye, to match your needs as…

Falmouth Week Regatta 4th – 13th August: Our Favourite Things To Do!

If you’ve ever thought about paying a trip to Falmouth, now is the time! From the 4th – 13th August we’ll be enjoying The Falmouth Week Regatta: a major event here in Cornwall with seven days of fleet racing for yachts and dayboats in the world famous Falmouth Bay; fantastic music, a carnival and even the Red Arrows making an appearance on Wednesday!   It’s fantastic fun for all the family,…

5 Artist Tips to Unlock Your Creativity & Inspire Your Best Artwork

As I sit in our lovely St Mawes Gallery, it’s hard not to feel just a little big smug that *this* is supposed to be work!   Being surrounded by beautiful artwork in the Roseland Peninsula, such an exceptionally picturesque part of the world, is nothing short of inspiring, so today I thought I’d write a blog giving all of you budding artists out there some fun ideas on how…

St Mawes: The Art Lover’s Secret Haven

It’s no great secret that Cornwall is the place to be for all artists and art aficionados out there. From the incredible landscapes to that special quality of light that you just can’t find anywhere else, the Cornish coast provides a wealth of inspiration and in turn, a wealth of beautiful artwork; but what you might not know, is that St Mawes is a true hidden gem of the art…